Rudy Giuliani ‘getting great care and feeling good’ after positive COVID test
President Trump on Sunday tweeted that his personal lawyer and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19. Giuliani had been feeling run down and unwell since Friday. According to Giuliani and his son Andrew he is getting great care and is feeling good. The Arizona legislature will be shut down out of an abundance of caution after more than a dozen Republicans came into contact with Rudy last week.
Giuliani has been aggressively going after election fraud in multiple key battleground states for weeks. He has traveled to Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona to make Trump’s case that the election was rife with fraud. Even with Rudy sidelined though, the fight in the courts will go on.
Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis said Sunday that the “Trump Legal Team will continue our important work to fight for election integrity!” She wished Giuliani a fast recovery but vowed to “press on” with the president’s legal effort challenging the vote count in key states.
“@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!,” the president tweeted.
Giuliani is being treated at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
“Rudy is doing fine. If it was up to Rudy, he’d leave the hospital right now,” a friend of Giuliani’s stated.
The former mayor sought medical assistance “because he just felt run down,” said the friend, adding that Giuliani’s son Andrew was at the hospital with him. The Trump campaign said in a statement that Giuliani tested negative twice before his visits to Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia.
“My Dad @RudyGiuliani is resting, getting great care and feeling well. Thank you to all the friends who have reached out concerned about his well being,” Andrew wrote on Twitter later Sunday.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) December 6, 2020
“Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes,” Giuliani wrote. “I’m getting great care and feeling good. Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.” He also tweeted thanks to a conservative writer who had said he was praying for Giuliani.
Thank you to all my friends and followers for all the prayers and kind wishes.
I’m getting great care and feeling good.
Recovering quickly and keeping up with everything.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 7, 2020
On Sunday morning, Giuliani did an interview on Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’. He spoke with Maria Bartiromo on the efforts to have state legislatures toss election results and appoint a new set of electors. He announced his diagnosis less than five hours later.
Giuliani, 76, became infected with the disease weeks after his son Andrew Giuliani, a special assistant to the president, tested positive.
“I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing,” the younger Giuliani said in a tweet on Nov. 20.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser Hope Hicks, and chief of staff Mark Meadows are among other senior staffers who have tested positive for the virus and have since recovered. Trump’s team has had quite a few that tested positive for the virus, including Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Both men were with Giuliani last month in Pennsylvania as they contested election results on behalf of the president.